11/1/09

Before & After~

I picked up this metal cherub at a second hand store this past Wednesday for $1.99. Isn't it adorable! The part that you hang this cherub from is missing, who knows what it looked like... but I figured I could fix it. I mixed up a few tablespoons of cement and poured that into the hole (I previously stuffed the hole with paper so that the cement would only go down about 2 inches) and set an eye hook into the cement and let it dry.Once the cement had hardened, I spray painted the entire thing with flat white paint. Once that was dry, I used nutmeg brown paint to bring out some of the detail and to give it an aged look. I then covered the molded metal drapery that the cherub was hanging from with pink fabric. I covered the wings with real white feathers and down feathers. I also added a wreath of small yellow flowers to the cherubs head and taaaaa daaaaaa instant caute! This photo doesn't do it justice, the feathers arch with the wings, and the painted aged patina isn't so obnoxious --in person it is so cute! Caute! Just look at that cherubs face, adorable!! I think a true angel posed for this cherub statue~I've got this little darling hanging in my bathroom from a ceiling hook that was doing nothing but bothering me! I added about 8 inches of chain to the eye hook and covered the whole length with more of the same pink fabric so it does indeed look like the cherub is holding on to the fabric and just dangling there...I used hot glue to attach the feathers, fabric and wreath. It came together really fast once the cement hardened up. Not to shabby for $1.99~
You can see more Before & Afters over at the blog "Thrifty Decor Chick" blog. Kimba is hosting a D.I.Y. linky party over at her blog "A Soft Place to Land" go check out everyones projects. There is also a Trash to Treasure linky party over at the blog "Reinvented" well worth a lookie-lou~
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10 comments:

pk said...

What a creative solution! Your little "cherubs" on your sidebar are adorable, too. :-)

pk @ Room Remix

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Nothing like coming up with a great solution! Nice job!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a great creation.
Alison

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

You transformed your little cherub into real art. Good job.

Shell said...

Looks great! I simply LOVE angels and cherubs! I want to do an online event later this month getting people to post theirs!

Laurie said...

Wow that was very creative!

Jen R. said...

Fab job! Jazzhands!!!!!

Mimi said...

Very cute!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Wow what a transformation

Cheri

Kimm at Reinvented said...

What a transformation! Thanks for linking up to Trash to Treasure Tuesday!